Born in Chicago, Wanamaker left the States in the late 1940s because he thought he might be blacklisted due to his leftist convictions (see McCarthyism). He settled in England, where he continued his career on the stage and in pictures. He later began a long-standing affair with actress Jan Sterling.
Wanamaker was instrumental in rebuilding the Globe Theatre in London. Sadly, he died of cancer before it opened in 1997.
His daughter is actress Zoe Wanamaker.
Sam Wanamaker Facts
|Birthday||June 14, 1919|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Date of death||December 18, 1993 (age 74)|
|The Spy Who Came in From the Cold|
|Death On The Nile|
|4 Movie Marathon: Comedy Favorites Collection|
|Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines|
|Superman IV: The Quest for Peace|